This site is 100% ad supported. Please add an exception to adblock for this site.

history 5


undefined, object
copy deck
two twentieth-century alliances against Germany and its partners. In WWI, the allies were primarily Britain, France, the US, Russia, and Italy. In WWII they were mainly the US, Britain, and the Soviet Union
Central powers
alliance of the central European great powers, Germany and Austria, from Bismark's time through World War I
Social Darwinism
application of Darwinian biological concepts like "survival of the fittest" to such social practices and institutions as economic competition, war, and imperialism
Survival of the fittest
Darwinian biological concept, also applied to society
Modern world system
Wallerstein's theory that Western imperial domination of the globe was primarily economic and that it divided the world into a prosperous Western "core" and an exploited non-Western "periphery"
New imperialism
second wave of imperialism, particularly between 1870-1914
Total war
modern wars, especially WWI and WWII, requiring the commitment of all citizens and resources to the conflict
Old imperialism
first wave of western overseas imperialism, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries
Western global Imperialism
Unprecedented expansion of Western colonial holdings, economic power, and influence around the world between the fifteenth and the twentieth centuries
Trench warfare
static but brutal mode of fighting in WWI, with both sides dug into elaborate trench systems
Versailles Treaty
peace treaty between the allies and Germany following WWI; one of several treaties comprising the Peace of Paris in 1919
Weimar Republic
liberal German government established by the Weimar constitution and destroyed by Hitler in 1933

Deck Info